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president john f. kennedy was not assassinated by a lone gunman, at least that was the belief of his brother robert f. kennedy. speaking at a round table in dallas, kennedy said his father publicly supported the warren commission which said it was a lone gunman but privately said his father was much more critical of that conclusion. robert f. kennedy, jr. said his father thought there was strong enough evidence he asked the justice department to look into a connection between the assassin nation and the mafia, the cia, and other
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organizations, but he never publicly voiced those concerns because he thought it would take away from the civil rights fight that was gripping the country. you're in the cnn news room. i'm drew griffin in for don lemon tonight. gun rights activists on one side, people calling for tighter gun control on the other. this is the week the two sides will butt heads again when the vice president and his task force send recommendations to the oval office. the head of the nra says he is ready to fight. >> the likelihood is they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> stay right there. more voices from the gun control debate in a minute. first, police in san diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. it happened yesterday. police responding to a domestic call chased the armed suspect into a crowded theater.
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witnesses say moviegoers poured out as police raced inside. an officer shot the suspect, the suspect survived but is in critical condition. a political wound may be reopened in egypt. former president hosni mubarak has won his appeal and is going to get a new trial. an egyptian court overturned mubarak's life sentence for his role in the killing of protesters during egypt's revolution. mubarak supporters cheered in court when the decision came down. mubarak will remain in custody until his new trial starts. his lawyer says the next court date likely in april. hundreds of thousands of people opposing same-sex marriage rallied in the streets of paris today. france's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions, but it's facing strong opposition from
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the roman catholic church and social conservatives. the plan, expected to be voted on by the national assembly in february or march. new allegations of gang rape sparking outrage again in india. police say seven men gang raped a woman this weekend. the victim is a 29-year-old woman. she says she was riding a bus home friday night when she was attacked. police arrested six men. they are searching for a seventh suspect. it is a brutal reminder of a similar case last month, a 23-year-old woman died from injuries after she was gang raped on a bus. a break for americans hoping to adopt russian children. a ban on american adoptions will not go into effect now until next year. that's according to a russian news agency. these are hundreds of russians protesting the ban in moscow believing the government passed it as backlash for a new law -- u.s. law that targets human rights violations in russia.
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well, the decision to delay the ban means that 46 adoptions now in process should go through. a quick update from the nfl. the atlanta falcons blew a 20-point lead against the seattle seahawks today, but did pull out a victory anyway. atlanta's matt briant kikted a last-second field goal to give the falcons a win. atlanta advancing to the conference championship game next weekend against san francisco. the winner goes to the super bowl to take on the afc champion. it is 30 days since the massacre at that elementary school in connecticut. two days until the vice president and his task force make public their ideas to put breaks on gun violence. listen to some of the voices today from both lawmakers and gun rights lobbyists. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able
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to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> when a president takes all of the power of his office if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions. you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> cnn's susan candiotti is in newtown, connecticut, right now. the people of that town marked one month since the massacre at sandy hook elementary school and discussed the delicate subject of what to do about the school itself. >> reporter: drew, tonight in newtown there was a public forum with many people trying to decide what to do about the future of sandy hook elementary school where the shooting occurred. and there were so many different opinions. do they tear it down forever? do they rebuild the school? do they put a memorial there? hard to get a consensus, but not surprising in this town since
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it's only been a month since the shooting. st. rose of lima church lost nine of its youngest members at sandy hook. a vigil drew thousands that first night, and then there were the funerals. >> i was this far away from the families. it was palpable what they were going through. >> reporter: how well are people healing? >> there's still a lot of pain, a lot of grief. when that's going to go away, i don't know. it might not ever go away. >> reporter: arriving daily to ease that pain, something that astounds deacon rick cinto and fellow parishioners. it's a month later. what are all these boxes doing here? >> these are the gifts, these are letters, these are prayer cards coming in from all over the country, all over the world. >> reporter: thousands of pieces of mail carefully sorted for each victim, including the shooter's mother and the killer himself. what is this all a sign of? >> this is the world putting
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their arm around newtown and saying that we're here for you in some way. >> reporter: like a huge banner that reads we are with you, newtown, filled with signatures hanging from an overpass. it's all the way from tucson, arizona, the site of the gabby giffords miss shooting. down the street from the elementary school a bouquet marks a spot where a makeshift memorial once stood, now dismantled, come posted, preserved for a permanent memorial. in this community people turn to each other for strength. many with the same question. >> the main questions of why, why did this happen? how did this happen? >> reporter: seeking answers no one may ever have. and at this point no perfect answer about the future of sandy hook elementary. drew? >> susan candiotti tonight in newtown, connecticut. well, a weapon of an entirely different sort turned up in new
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york city. that's a revolutionary war canon. it was on public display in central park for more than 100 years. workers cleaning it on friday realized it was load ed the entire time. there was a cannonball inside and live gun powder. >> this is an amazing surprise. it was there for so many years and people were sitting on it when it was a loaded canon. >> the cleaning crew called the bomb squad who disarmed the canon and everybody breathed a sigh of la rafe. a spokesman says in theory that canon could have been fired all those years it was on public display. people are hunting pythons in florida today and they can win prizes. it's part of a month-long contest called the python challenge. designed to tackle the problem of exploding python population. our own john zarrella talked with a python hunter and a state officer about this contest. >> you can go out there for days and days and days and not see one python. i don't care how much experience
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you have. it is going to take some luck. >> if we remove one snake from the ecosystem, we've done a good thing. so imagine if 700 people are out there and they all bring one snake, that's 700 less snakes that we have out in the ecosystem. >> john zarrella is in the florida everglades with the latest on the python hunting contest. john? >> reporter: i'm out here and this is a road that goes east/west and bisects the florida everglades between naples and miami. we've been out here for a couple hours looking for pythons, but at night the reason we're out here is because they like to come up by the road and take the warmth of that road off the pavement and that keeps their bodies warm, their cold-blooded creatures. i'm joined by justin matthews. weaver been out here with you. you're an expert, a wildlife expert trying to find these things, but the reality is we didn't get any, didn't find any, but that's to be expected. >> yes, it is.
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needle in a haystack. i would be surprised if we would have came out today and got a snake. >> and that's because it's been so warm lately. >> it's been so warm. they've been curled up. they've been, you know, hiding in the shade, in the thicket where people can't go, and chances are we've walked right by one today. >> reporter: didn't even see it. it's an invasive species. they're trying to get rid of them here. they're a real problem in florida, south florida especially, right? >> yes, big problem. they're killing our native wildlife. and that's why we're here. we've run a wildlife rescue and we want to save native wildlife. >> reporter: good luck. there's a month of this hunt to go so you will be back. >> definitely. >> reporter: you will trto get some more. but the reality is, as justin was saying, it's like a needle in a haystack out here or anywhere. there's millions of acres of everglades and maybe there's 100, 150,000 of these snakes
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that are out here. that's at the top end. so it's really going to be interesting to see how many people over the course of the month catch snakes and how many actually are brought in in total. john zarrella, cnn, reporting from the florida everglades. >> john, thanks. a terrifying new commercial about a synthetic drug aimed at u.s. sailors. we've got the details about this jaw-dropping ad and the even more frightening trend that prompted the u.s. navy to make it. cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade.
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the u.s. military has a new challenge to fight, the use of synthetic drugs. they're known as bath salts. among the rank and file, it is a
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growing problem because the drugs are cheap, readily available, and don't always show up on drug tests. here is our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence. >> reporter: it's a shocking video in which an actor plays an american sailor high on bath salts. he sees other sailors as demons, punches his girlfriend, and gets wheeled into the er. pinned down by paramedics. >> bath salts not only will jack up your family and your career, they will jack up your mind and your body, too. >> reporter: the navy is increasing efforts to warn sailors. after military doctors started seeing more cases. these bath salts don't have anything to do with therapy or the salts you use at home. >> what we're talking about are potent synthetic drugs that are probably synthesized somewhere overseas, we think possibly china.
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people act very primal. primal instincts, animalistic behavior. >> reporter: he has seen users who think they have superhuman strength and are almost impossible to subdue. >> ripping out taser wires, impervious to pain, don't really feel anything. >> reporter: why are bath salts popular with troops? they're sold under catchy names like vanilla sky. a packet only costs $25 to $50. >> it's cheap, sometimes cheaper than other drugs on the street. you can get it from a head shop, smoke shop. >> reporter: you can inject it, snort it, smoke it, or swallow and it doesn't pop positive on a normal urinalysis. on 2007 an army sergeant killed himself, his wife, and young son while he was high on bath salts. the naval academy kicked out 16 midshipman for using another drug spice. the military started random testing for synthetics last year, but it's hard to keep up
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with the science. >> but all the drug dealers, the chemists have to do is manipulate the molecule ever so slightly, you have a new drug, a new chemical that flies under the radar. >> reporter: since the u.s. government banned the two main chemicals use in bath salts, another chemical started showing up, and it's ten times as potent as cocaine. now, bath salts can't not be detected during a normal urinalysis, but just this week the navy started testing sailors and marines specifically for the drug. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. usa today is reporting disgraced cyclist lance arm string will admit doping in an interview with oprah winfrey. his interview will air thursday. it will be his first television interview since he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. some cycling observers say it is about time armstrong confessed. >> better late than never.
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i mean, it's bad he did it to start with, but at least he'll come clean, to so speak. >> now that he's been dropped from the cycling world, i don't think it will hurt him. i think -- i believe that this will soften up and maybe, you know, his admission of -- if he does admit, it it will bring him back into the cycling world. >> thursday's interview will air at 9:00 p.m. on the oprah winfrey network. well, you can't be king for a day, someone was able to be president. preparations under way for president obama's second swearing in. almost a week from tomorrow. we've got the details on what it takes to arrange and protect a presidential inauguration. copd makes it hard to breathe,
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your symptoms aren't likely to last as long and won't be as severe compared to those who weren't vaccinated. where do u.s. religious institutions stand on guns and gun control? like the topic of religion to do so, sometimes there's no simple answer but we will look at a new poll ahead. but first -- extreme makeover host ty pennington has joined our sister network hln. his new series "american journey" is about thinkers, entrepreneurs, and what we can learn from them. this week's "american journey" takes us to the coast of maine. >> the lobstermen of maine are a rare breed. bold, brave, and fiercely independent. they spend long days and lonely nights out at sea. the ocean provides a good life for their faeges and it's been that way for generations, but now these proud fishermen are working harder for less money. they're fed up, but they're more determined than ever to keep this tradition alive. i'm ty pennington, and this is
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tuesday vice president biden and his task force are expected to announce recommendations on how to curb gun violence. no doubt there will be some for and some against what is proposed, and some of that discord will be from religious groups. cnn's athena jones has more on the religious divide on the gun control debate. >> you all know this is a
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complicated issue. >> reporter: gun control is front and center at the white house. and a matter of debate among christians. >> there's a fascinating religious divide on the issue of gun control. >> reporter: a survey by the public religion research institute conducted before the newtown shooting found 6 in 10 catholics support stricter gun control laws compared to about a third of white evangelical protestants and 42% of white mainline protestants. >> it's not just about theology, it's also about culture and geography. >> reporter: the poll found white evangelicals are the most likely to own guns. many live in southern around rural areas. what does the bible say about weapons? >> christians are not to take weapons and avenge other people. however there's an affirmation that the government has a divine role to punish evildoers and so there's been tension. >> reporter: with polls showing increased support for gun laws after newtown, could we see a shift among evangelicals?
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>> it may be a tipping point where most folks in those communities realize there are things we can do as a society to tamp down this kind of mass violence that doesn't require taking away everybody's guns. >> reporter: pastor darling is calling on members to support limits. >> the scriptures call us to love our neighbors more than we love our guns. >> reporter: still, some conservative christians say the focus shouldn't be on gunnings but on the environment giving rise to this violence. >> instead of having as the nra proposes a policeman in every school, our policy should be focusing on getting a dad in every home. >> reporter: vice president biden said friday he's glad i n evangelical groups have participated in his gun policy task force meetings because in the past they have been, quote, reluctant to engage on the gun issue. athena jones, cnn, washington. the president is promising action when it comes to curbing gun violence. the vice president even expected to endorse efforts to reinstate
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. half past the hour now. let's take a look at headlines right now. two days from now a task force headed by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task
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force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting a month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he's ready for a night ov fight over the gun control recommendations. former president george h.w. bush may finally get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his last birthday in june has been in the hospital since november 23rd, first for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. a family spokesman says they are hopeful that he will be discharged but are still taking it a day at a time. his son, meanwhile, former florida governor jeb bush, said yesterday that his dad is expected to be released tomorrow. these are hundreds of thousands of people we're told opposing same-sex marriage rallying in the streets of paris. france's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions by those
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couples. it's facing strong opposition from the roman catholic church and social conservatives. the plan expected to be voted on by the national assembly in february or march. there's a break for hopeful parents of russian children. a ban on americans adopting russian children is not going to go into effect until next year according to a russian news agency. these proper testers in moscow. they are protesting that ban believing that their government passed it as a backlash for a new u.s. law that works against human rights abusers in russia. the decision to delay the ban means 46 adoptions currently under way should go through. it was a somber day for families marking the one-year anniversary of the "costa concordia" cruiseliner tragedy. 32 passengers and crew who died were remembered during a mass today on the small italian island where the liner ran aground. the priest also recognized the
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bravery of those who came to help during the tragedy. >> all the rescue workers who were so courageous and tenacious who inl mersed themselves in the tragedy that was happening, they shared everything and risked everything, giving the best of themselves. >> the ship is still partially submerged in the harbor. its captain still could face charg charges. he denies wrongdoing. people are going all out to prepare for the president's inauguration. it's a week from tomorrow. hundreds of band members, military personnel, media, and law enforcement took part in i guess a dress rehearsal today. they used standins for the weress and first lady. the military is getting ready to make sure everyone stays safe. >> on the morning of the inaugurati inauguration, the biggest movement you will see is in the pentagon south parking lo the where they will screen all of the buses and parade participants. >> washington expecting more than 500,000 people attending the inauguration, 2 million
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attended president obama's first inauguration. cnn is your home for complete coverage of the inaugurati inauguration. it starts next sunday morning and will lead up to the official swearing in of the president on monday for his second term all the way through those official inaugural balls monday night. vice president biden's proposals on reducing gun violence expected to address things like movies, video games, as well as mental health, but a potential new effort to reinstate the assault weapons ban is what has washington talking. let's bring in cnn contributors lz granderson and anna navarro. lz, let's assume the white house goes for this new assault weapons ban. the nra president told candy crowley this morning he doesn't think it will get through congress. you know, some studies show the last ban didn't work. is it really worth all the effort? >> absolutely. i mean, the studies also tell
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you why the last ban didn't work, because of all the look like hopes and the way the gun manufacturers were able to get around the restrictions that were put in place during the clinton administration. the thing about what vice president biden is going to unveil on tuesday is really interesting because there are three different conversations in my opinion that's happening in regards to guns. the first conversation is about mass shootings and what are we going to do about that. the second conversation is about the shootings that happen every other day in our streets, particularly like in chicago. and then there's a conversation about the culture of guns and that's where the movie violence and the video games comes in from. i'm really curious to see what vice president biden is going to unveil because those are three different conversations and you can't clean it all up with one fell swoop. >> anna, i want to ask you about the strategy here because the president, if he goes for an assault weapons ban, will have to stus a lot of political muscle to do that and if you just look at the fbi statistics,
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although we have horrific events that occur with these guns sometimes, mostly it is pistols and handguns that are involved statistically in the crimes. if you are going to attack the murders in this country, you would attack those other guns. i'm wondering why you think it is that they'd like to go after the assault weapons at this time. >> i think lz was exactly right. there is three different conversations going on and i think they have to turn it into one big comprehensive approach. if it's only framed as an assault weapons ban, it will have a very difficult time going through congress. but, yes, you know, the president is going to have to spend the capital. he has it and he's going to have to spend it. i'm sure vice president biden, who is now pregnant with this, this is his baby, and in case we haven't noticed, he's already running for president, is going to want something done. and the problem, drew, is the issue is not going away. as cnn was covering the meetings of the vice president on the issue, they had to break away because there was yet another
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school shooting going on at the same time. so every time there is a shooting and the sad reality is that these things will continue happening in all likelihood, the american people are going to ask what has been done since newt n newtown? that will become the new question. you see, this issue had been under the rug for the last four years. it had been awfully quiet despite all the different episodes we've had of shootings, but now the pandora box is open, and the expectation of the american people that something moves is much greater than it's been in the last four years. >> yeah. >> and i think his only way of doing it is a comprehensive approach. >> anna, to your point, senator chris murphy of connecticut says this assault weapons ban could pass this time because americans' attitudes on this have shifted since newtown. since that one school shooting. here is what he told candy crowley. >> i get it. the nra is going to use all their resources to try to stop this thing, but ultimately the
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people of this country have been transformed, and these assault weapons and they know it, these are not used by sportsmen. you don't need an assault weapon to kill a deer. you don't need an assault weapon to do target practice. sportsmen are not going to have their rights abridged or their ability to enjoy their sport changed by having these dangerous military-style assault weapons taken off the streets. >> anna, let me ask you because it's a republican sort of issue, did newtown really change the minds of republicans in the senate and the house on assault weapons? >> i think it has greatly affected the perception of the american people, and i believe it is the american people who are going to demand and get action on gun control, but if we frame it as only a ban on assault weapons, it just really is doomed to failure. now, the nra, drew, they're not stupid. they've been around for a long time. they are savvy political
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operators. if they see that it's going to pass, they're going to have to, you know, put in some other things. i think the way to frame this is that gun control and gun rights are not mutually exclusive. we can do both things. it's just going to require some crafty deal making and that's what joe biden and that's what leadership should be there about. but the american people are going to stay on this. the issue is not going away, sadly. >> guys, let's turn the table here. i want to ask you about something else which is kind of exposed in a couple pictures this week if you watch closely on capitol hill today. the second term obama cabinet, his picks through john kerry, jack lew, chuck hagel. they're all white guys. is the nation's first black president going to find some women or some minorities to join him? >> you know, when this
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conversation first started to percolate, i thought it was from the onion because it just didn't seem serious to me that we're really questioning whether or not president obama is an advocate of diversity. but i see now that it's not the onion, that it's actually real and we're actually having this conversation. i personally just think it's ridiculous. especially when you consider what i think is the most important appointments -- appointment a president can make and that's to the supreme court because long after this administration is gone, those supreme court justices are going to be there shaping the laws of this country. and who did president obama pick? not one but two women. long after he's gone out of the white house those two women, those two appointees will be there. so this conversation about the president not being in support of diversity, the same person who pushed forward the overturning of don't ask, don't tell which affected, by the way, more women than men and more black women than white women, it's just -- to me it's just a silly conversation to be having. >> lz, anna, we have to leave it
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a thick blanket of smoke, look at this, covers beijing. parts of northern china are on a health alert. we're tracking the latest developments on china's smog problem, joins us now. how bad is this? >> those pictures alone make me want to cough. breathing seems like work let alone trying to get to work in these environmental conditions. but the official chinese state news agency xinhua came out today and said that the beijing environmental protection bureau has encouraged residents to stay indoors and really limit their exposure to the outdoors. you can see why. you have this dense shroud of pollution literally suffocating china's capital city. you have over 700 flights that were canceled this week and drivers can't even drive without seeing what's in front of them. and if you want to go outside, don't leave without your gas mask. not your gas mask, but your face mask i should say. >> really? >> it's barely breathable conditions. speaking of gas masks, a chinese
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dissident posed his own protest on facebook by posting this picture of himself wearing a gas mask. the tiny air pollution particles in diameter can measure a fraction of a hair, they get in your lungs and bloodstream and it can cause anything from respiratory disease to lung cancer to heart disease. the implications are really dire. and not to mention that the world bank says that out of the world's 20 most polluted cities, china has 16 of those cities. >> i know they tried to clean it up during the olympics but what is the cause? what's causing this? >> they absolutely did. that's a really good point because that was really a temporary fix. it was like putting a band-aid on this bigger problem. you have this expanding rapidly growing population coupled with the fact they're primarily dependent on coal for their energy source and they're the world's biggest car market. you put all that in a pot, what
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do you get? you get a mess. that's what we're seeing right now. in terms of what the government is doing? they've acknowledged that. whether or not this is going to be a long-term solution, you can't tell people to stay indoors all the time. there has to be a more permanent solution. in fact, we can see the smog carry into wednesday until winds come in and clear it out. >> incredible. thanks for coming by. how should president obama deal with the gridlock in washington is the nation's business can get done? perhaps he should take a look to the past for guidance. at other times when washington was an angry mess. cnn's farid eed zakaria asked former statesmen and women what they would advise the president about his second term. >> robert reuben was secretary of the treasury during another partisan time. how did you deal with republicans on the hill for mething like the '97 budget
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agreement while they were trying to impeach president clinton? >> the partisan divide was bad in that period. i think it's worse today. in order to have a political system that's effective, i think we have to do exactly what president obama said right after the election. >> i want to be clear, i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> in a democracy you can only move forward if both sides albeit having very different philosophical views are willing to come together and govern and that's what we've been lacking. without it, i think we're going to be in terrible trouble. >> much more advice to the president on farid za cara's special "mem"memo to the presid" this past week a surprise move in baseball.
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this year there will be no new faces at the hall of fame. we've got a hall of fame voter to run all that down for you.
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well, baseball hall of fame voters pitched a shutout this week electing no one to join the elite in cooperstown. first time since 1996. a lot of new names on the ballot from the so-called steroids era. like barry bonds, mark maguire who broke some of the league's greatest records and linked to
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performance-enhancing drugs. terrance moore is here to talk about, a hall of fame voter. >> yes, sir. >> so are you glad people like bonds, sosa didn't get in? >> i'm elated. i didn't vote for of these knuckleheads that used steroids. drew, on the hall of fame ballot it says you must consider integrity and character. that's integrity and character, doing that, and the one thing that makes my head want to explode which is would be an ugly sight, what about the bad guys in the hall of fame? >> first of all, i wasn't voting back then and second of all with that sort of logic you wouldn't have a third of u.s. presidents in the history books with the slavery things and some of the bad things hearing about lately. >> did that ballot always have the clause? >> since 1936. the first hall of fame ballot, it was there. >> bell, let's talk about pete rose. he's got a lifetime ban from
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baseball for gambling. he's also one of the greatest hitters of all time. here's what don lemon, he asked him about the recent hall of fame vote. here's what he said. >> i don't know if i 'll get in trouble for this. i have to defend roger clemens in this because until this day, he says he didn't take steroids and he's never flunked a drug test and he went in front of two different courts and they both ruled in favor of him. so, who am i to sit here and say he took steroids because he won some games after being 40 years? bonds admitted he put the stert oids on him. sosa flunked the test. palmiero flunked the test. >> well, true confessions. okay? i personally have known pete rose for 35 years. he was my all-time favorite player growing up as a youth and pains me to say this but pete is absolutely wrong about this. okay? roger clemens' best friend at the time andy pettitte said that
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he said he used steroids and backed out at the last minute talking to the feds and pete said numbers matter more so in baseball than any other sport. baseball professionally since 1869. you have steroid users against mays and aarons in the history books not fair to those guys of the past when you lump these knuckleheads in with them. >> you know, steroid era lasted a while. >> it did. >> could we see a repeat next year and the year after that? an era of these people not getting in. >> we're here in atlanta, georgia. two former atlanta braves heroes, they're going to right the ship. they will be first ballot hall of famers. no steroids there. so, this will become a moot point. >> all right. thanks a lot for coming in. >> thank you. >> i know how you're voting now next year. >> yes, sir. >> terrific. want to hear more from what pete rose said? we have that for you tonight. he thinks about some of the
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biggest names in sports history being excluded from the hall. the comments at 10:00 eastern. in virginia, there were fears of baby lion on the loose. listen to this, terrance. it wasn't a lion. what it really was, that's kind of odd, too. stick around. ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. trying to find a better job can likbe, so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you.
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here's the story that only jeanne moos can tell. >> reporter: we have seen a dog at a pet show in china made to look like a panda and a horse made to resemble a poodle. but this is the tale of a dog with such a convincing hair cut that people thought he was a lion and called 911. >> and there was a lion that ran across the street, a baby lion. >> oh. okay. where? >> what kind of animal. >> a lion. >> it had the mange and everything. >> it was about size of a labrador retriever. >> reporter: actually, he is a labradoodle named charlie says his owner. >> but i tell people he's a laba-lion. >> reporter: shaved like this to play the part of a mascot for old dominion university. people called the virginia zoo to confirm both of the lions were secured and accounted for. that's the zoo's director posing with charlie. th

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